<div dir="ltr"><div><br></div><div><div style="text-align:center"><img src="cid:ii_j1vo2a4l0_15b9e606acd2bf11" width="472" height="472"></div>​<br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:center"><p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><b>ABSTRACT</b></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span lang="EN-US"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:16.8667px"><div style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Folk music, by its nature, involves folks. So it’s absurd to think a computer can compose such music. I will show how it’s not absurd at all. My international research and creative team has been applying methods of “machine learning” to modeling folk music – specifically, tens of thousands of “Celtic” tunes typically played in communities and festivals around Ireland, France and the UK. The result is a computer program that can generate an endless number of tunes. With human interpretation, these tunes can become music sharing a surprising number of qualities with “genuine” folk music. Will you be able to tell which is which?</font></span></div><div style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><br></font></span></div></span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><font color="#000000"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><b style="font-size:12.8px">To sign up, please register using this link: </b></font></font><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/NoInl3QiN9WYeLj73" target="_blank" style="font-size:12.8px;text-align:center"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">https://goo.gl/forms/NoI<wbr>nl3QiN9WYeLj73</font></a></div><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);float:none;display:inline">Office of International Relations</span></b><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);float:none;display:inline">3/F Faber Hall</span><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);float:none;display:inline">Ateneo de Manila University</span><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);float:none;display:inline">Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights</span><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);float:none;display:inline">Quezon City, Philippines 1108</span><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-w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